Thursday, February 22, 2018

Family in court for drugs, gun, ammo

THE mother of a three-month-old baby had her child taken away when she was arrested along with her brothers for allegedly trafficking marijuana and ha­ving a gun and ten rounds of ammunition.

The woman, Kemoui Belliuve, 20, and her brothers—Damien Pierre, 34, Corey Pierre, 30, and Shaquille Pierre, 36—are charged with having a Jennings revolver, ten rounds of ammunition and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking at a house in Pleasantville.

The items were allegedly found after police officers exe­cuted a search warrant around 2 a.m. yesterday.

The family was charged by Constable George, of the Mon Repos Criminal Investigations Department.

The four were not called upon to enter a plea to the indictable charge.

Defence attorney Subhas Panday asked for bail for the group.

He said Belliuve was the mother of a three-month-old baby and was a visitor at the house when the police came.

“Police officers took the baby away when she was arrested and lodged the child with her (Belliuve’s) father,” he said.

Panday said given the age of the child, the father was unable to care for the baby.

San Fernando Magistrate Adia Mohammed placed Belliuve, Corey and Shaquille Pierre each on $150,000 bail.

Damien, who also has a matter before the court for attempted murder, was told of his right to apply to a judge for bail. He was remanded into custody.

They will all return to court on February 12.

—Nikita Braxton-Benjamin